Which Hosting Should I Buy for Pro Sites? Shared, VPS or Dedicated?

Which Hosting Should I Buy for Pro Sites? Shared, VPS or Dedicated?
I am trying to create a website where you can buy hosting, domain and create websites.

Any recommendation for hosting?
Thank you :slight_smile:

  • Ash

    Hello @David

    Welcome to WPMU community!

    I hope you are well today and thanks for asking the question.

    Which Hosting Should I Buy for Pro Sites? Shared, VPS or Dedicated?

    Well, this depends on how many sites you have target to have :slight_smile:

    As you are doing this for business so that people can buy, so you have a big plan. In that case, I would buy a VPS. Dedicated server is better though, but expensive. Rather, you can start with a VPS and when your business is good enough, then you can move to a dedicated server.

    I really recommend to avoid a shared server, as they have too much limitation on usage (though they will say unlimited offer, but nothing is unlimited). In a VPS, you can configure your server exactly as you like, and more importantly, VPS is much more faster than shared server.

    Here are some links where you can buy VPS:
    https://www.digitalocean.com
    https://www.ramnode.com/
    http://vpsdime.com/

    Hope it helps :slight_smile: Please feel free to ask more question if you have any.

    Cheers
    Ash

  • Ash

    Hello @David

    I hope you are well today.

    Don't you think the specs of the giving are a bit low for the price?

    Well, I don't think so. for example, in digital ocean the package for $10/month is standard, where in HG the almost same package is $24.99

    Also those services are specialists for VPS. Personally I prefer Digital Ocean, their support is really great.

    With this can I use domain mapping?
    And WHMCS MU Provisioning?

    Yes, you can use those. But remember, as this is a VPS, you will have to configure everything manually. Like, you will just get a fresh computer and then do whatever you want :slight_smile:

    Haha thank you and I'm sorry if I ask a lot.

    No problem at all :slight_smile:

    Hope it helps :slight_smile: Please feel free to ask more question if you have any.

    Cheers
    Ash

  • Ash

    Hello @David

    I hope you are well today.

    So if i buy the VPS do i have to install cpanel? It is not setup as a reseller or shared that has an admin panel?

    Yes, you have to buy and install cPanel in your VPS. It is not setup like reseller or shared hosting. As I said, everything needs to be configured manually.

    If you want ready-made then you can look for shared hosting, but note that, there will too many limitations in a shared hosting. More importantly, wordpress needs much more memory than other usual php application. So, when you will have lots of subsites in a shared hosting, your network will be deadly slow!

    Hope it helps :slight_smile: Please feel free to ask more question if you have any.

    Cheers
    Ash